Making Movies in and around HAWLEYWOOD

Making Movies in and around HAWLEYWOOD

I’m surprised with the close proximity to New York and Philadelphia that the Pocono Mountains don’t attract more film makers.  But it has attracted some. The first silent movie ever made in the U.S. was filmed in Milford in 1912….

DELAWARE WATER GAP

DELAWARE WATER GAP

I can’t count how many times I’ve driven along I-80 through the Delaware Water Gap and admired its loveliness… for all of, what?  a minute, maybe two? Last year during the Delaware River Sojourn I had the opportunity to kayak…

EXACTLY WHERE ARE THE POCONOS?

EXACTLY WHERE ARE THE POCONOS?

Originally from Connecticut, I spent many years enjoying the natural beauty of Pike and Wayne counties. I often wondered if I was near the Pocono Mountains. There are no signs that welcome you to The Pocono Mountains or to indicate…

Winter Wonderland Happy Holidays

Winter Wonderland Happy Holidays

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” the great traditional Christmas classic was written by Richard Smith, a native of Honesdale, PA. He was inspired to pen the lyrics after a snowfall blanketed Central Park. Smith had written the lyrics while in…

November is a time for Thankfulness

November is a time for Thankfulness

The name Pocono is derived from a Delaware Indian word (pohoqualin), which means “stream between mountains” in reference to the Delaware River. Ironically, that which divides us also unites us. The Delaware River basin has attracted big business from coal,…

SHOHOLA GLEN HOTEL - ROHMAN'S

SHOHOLA GLEN HOTEL – ROHMAN’S

In Shohola – which is the native word for Place of Peace – you’ll find Rohman’s Bar and Grill. Once called the Shohola Glen Hotel, Rohmans Inn was established in 1849. A favorite destination for New York City dwellers, a round…

HARRY PACKER MUSEUM INSPIRES WALT DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION

HARRY PACKER MUSEUM INSPIRES WALT DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION

  Is it true that the Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion?  Here is a photo of the mansions side by side. Hmmmmmm, maybe the Disney designer was inspired by the Harry…

A Sojourn for the Soul

A Sojourn for the Soul

  I had heard about the Delaware River Sojourn for years and thought that maybe one day I’ll look into it. I had the impression that it was a grueling effort to canoe or kayak the river over a long…